The Probation Department is committed to
providing help and services to victims of crime who find themselves
overwhelmed by their circumstances and the criminal justice system. We
can answer questions unique to crime victims such as:
can I face the suspect in court?
unable to work, so how can I pay the rent?
will clean up the blood?
can I pay my medical bills?
is the next court proceeding on a case?
Our Victim Advocates are equipped to offer
emotional support, financial links and important information about how
the system works. The intent of the Victim Services Program is to reduce
the trauma and insensitivity that victims suffer following a crime.
Advocates navigate victims through the legal system, directing them to
agencies and organizations that offer assistance and emergency services.
Our program has an in-house treatment component staffed by Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapists and Interns who can provide free therapy
to all crime victims.
Victim Services Available
Victim Services offers comprehensive services
to victims and witnesses of all types of crimes. Assistance is provided
from the moment the crime occurs for as long as assistance is needed;
there is no cutoff for assistance by the program. The Program was
created by the passage of Section 13835 et seq. of the California State
Penal Code, which mandates local comprehensive centers for victim and
witness assistance throughout California. In the County of Yuba, this
assistance is administered through the Probation Department.
Mandatory Victim Services:
Resource and referral assistance
Direct follow-up counseling
Property return assistance
Orientation to the Criminal Justice System
Court escort & court support
Case status & case disposition information
Notification of family and friends
Victim of crime claims assistance
Optional Victim Services:
Funeral and burial arrangements
Temporary restraining order information
In California, victims of crime have a
constitutional right to restitution. Restitution involves restoring
economic losses incurred by crime victims or returning what was taken
away from them as a result of a crime. It is the policy of the Chief
Probation Officer that all department staff members will assist victims
to obtain restitution from convicted defendants in every appropriate
case. The department seeks to accomplish this by ensuring that the
victim restitution is listed in all presentence reports in all criminal
Victims of violent crimes can also receive
some reimbursement for eligible losses from the state. The California
Victim Compensation Board (State Board) administers the program that is
primarily funded by restitution fines that courts order convicted
offenders to pay in every case. The application for the Crime Victim
Compensation can be found at
The victim claims will only pay crime-related
bills not covered by insurance or other sources. Reimbursements cannot
exceed a total of $70,000 for a particular crime. Each of the above
losses may have their own limits. You do not need a lawyer or other
representatives to receive payments through the State Board Victim
If you have been a victim of a crime and need assistance, you can
call 530-741-6275. A Victim Advocate will speak with you and
determine how we can assist you. Program services are provided free of
charge, and there is no legal citizenship requirement to receive
Victims Memorial Website: